Category Archives: Holidays

Happy Mother’s Day!

To all our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers too – I hope you have a happy and relaxing day! A recycled post – I hope you don’t mind. King James Version (KJV) Ps-16-6 The lines are fallen unto me in … Continue reading

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Treats for your Easter baskets – pandemic edition

This is a repeat from last year. Who thought a year ago that we would still be living under “pandemic” restrictions? Nevertheless, there are some good suggestions here! Maybe you want to make your own treats (and you certainly have … Continue reading

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

For all of my Irish, part Irish, wish-you-were Irish, and temporarily Irish friends, I lift a glass to your health and happiness! An old Irish/Celtic folk song Of all the money, e’er I had, I spent it in good company, … Continue reading

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What to eat on St. Patrick’s Day?

This ^^^ is what I am eating on St. Patrick’s Day! The traditional favorite, accompanied by root veggies and cabbage. My mother called it a “boiled dinner”, and she also made that with ham, as well as corned beef. There … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day!

Reference.com The history of pi dates back to the ancient Babylonians and Egyptians. Babylonians estimated pi as 3.125, and the Egyptians approximated pi to be 3.1605. However, it was the Greek mathematician Archimedes that calculated pi to be between 223/71 … Continue reading

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Pączki Day (Detroit Style) aka Fat Tuesday

A repeat post with a few minor updates; I won’t be eating these today, but remember them fondly. It’s Pączki Day, and in Detroit that means you should be sure to wear your stretchy pants or, as my old friend … Continue reading

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Romance – Poems and Songs for Valentine’s Day

Dedicated to lovers! Regardless of the disclaimers, love is one of the best things about being alive, and a big part of life’s memories.

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Music of the day – What Child Is This?

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Music of the day – O Tannenbaum

Believe it or not, I learned one verse of this carol in German (the second one he sings here) when I was in about 2nd grade! The church we attended was founded in a German community, and many of the … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions 2021

Should you, or shouldn’t you? Make resolutions, that is.

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